The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 72 86
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Contract jobs citing REST 57 89 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.97% 2.34% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.53% 9.23% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 42
Median daily rate £388 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £335 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £18.80 £56.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 873 964 821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.10% 25.30% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 674 534
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 20
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 26 £375 -7.69% 24
Cheshire +19 22 £413 -17.50% 13
Merseyside +3 9 £388 +10.71% 4
REST
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 78 (58.65%) Java
2 70 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 63 (47.37%) SQL
4 60 (45.11%) Web Services
5 59 (44.36%) HTML
6 58 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (42.11%) SOAP
8 45 (33.83%) Git (software)
9 40 (30.08%) TDD
10 38 (28.57%) CSS
11 36 (27.07%) Scrum
12 34 (25.56%) Spring
13 32 (24.06%) MVC
14 31 (23.31%) Oracle
15 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (21.05%) MySQL
17 27 (20.30%) J2EE
17 27 (20.30%) Finance
18 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
19 25 (18.80%) JSON
19 25 (18.80%) Test Automation
19 25 (18.80%) AngularJS
20 24 (18.05%) XML
21 23 (17.29%) OO
21 23 (17.29%) SQL Server
22 22 (16.54%) JIRA
23 21 (15.79%) C#
23 21 (15.79%) HTML5
24 20 (15.04%) Node.js
24 20 (15.04%) .NET

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.77%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.26%) Apache
2 7 (5.26%) SAS
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.26%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.50%) Confluence
5 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.50%) JBoss
6 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.75%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.01%) GitHub
2 4 (3.01%) SaaS
3 3 (2.26%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.50%) Office 365
4 2 (1.50%) PaaS
4 2 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.75%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) HTTP
2 5 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.26%) Bluetooth
3 3 (2.26%) Internet
3 3 (2.26%) NFC
4 2 (1.50%) Intranet
4 2 (1.50%) LDAP
4 2 (1.50%) SSL
4 2 (1.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.05%) MySQL
2 23 (17.29%) SQL Server
3 18 (13.53%) MongoDB
4 15 (11.28%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (10.53%) Relational Database
6 13 (9.77%) NoSQL
7 12 (9.02%) Oracle Database
8 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (6.77%) Big Data
10 8 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (4.51%) RDBMS
12 4 (3.01%) DB2
12 4 (3.01%) Hazelcast
12 4 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (2.26%) CouchDB
13 3 (2.26%) JasperReports
13 3 (2.26%) Neo4j
13 3 (2.26%) Riak
13 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 45 (33.83%) Git (software)
2 22 (16.54%) JIRA
3 17 (12.78%) JUnit
4 13 (9.77%) Eclipse
5 11 (8.27%) Bitbucket
5 11 (8.27%) Jenkins
6 10 (7.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (7.52%) Hudson
7 9 (6.77%) IntelliJ
8 8 (6.02%) NUnit
8 8 (6.02%) SoapUI
9 7 (5.26%) Subversion
9 7 (5.26%) Xcode
10 5 (3.76%) Jasmine
10 5 (3.76%) Mockito
10 5 (3.76%) Selenium
11 4 (3.01%) Maven
11 4 (3.01%) MyEclipse
11 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.26%) Bugzilla
General
1 27 (20.30%) Finance
2 16 (12.03%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (73.68%) Developer
2 45 (33.83%) Java Developer
3 14 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (9.77%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.77%) Architect
5 12 (9.02%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.77%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (6.02%) Node.js Developer
8 7 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 6 (4.51%) PL/SQL Developer
10 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.01%) Lead Developer
11 4 (3.01%) PHP Developer
11 4 (3.01%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.01%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (45.11%) Web Services
2 59 (44.36%) HTML
3 56 (42.11%) SOAP
4 38 (28.57%) CSS
5 34 (25.56%) Spring
6 27 (20.30%) J2EE
7 25 (18.80%) AngularJS
7 25 (18.80%) JSON
8 24 (18.05%) XML
9 21 (15.79%) HTML5
10 20 (15.04%) .NET
10 20 (15.04%) Node.js
11 18 (13.53%) Hibernate
12 16 (12.03%) ASP.NET
13 15 (11.28%) EJB
14 14 (10.53%) Ajax
14 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (10.53%) CSS3
15 13 (9.77%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Client/Server
2 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.76%) Streaming Video
6 4 (3.01%) User Experience
7 2 (1.50%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.50%) iPad
7 2 (1.50%) IPTV
7 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.50%) Wiki
8 1 (0.75%) BBC
8 1 (0.75%) Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) CMDB
8 1 (0.75%) Derivative
8 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.03%) Linux
2 9 (6.77%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.26%) Android
3 7 (5.26%) Windows
4 4 (3.01%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.01%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.01%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.26%) Unix
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (30.08%) TDD
3 36 (27.07%) Scrum
4 32 (24.06%) MVC
5 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
7 25 (18.80%) Test Automation
8 23 (17.29%) OO
9 15 (11.28%) BDD
10 13 (9.77%) Continuous Deployment
10 13 (9.77%) SOA
10 13 (9.77%) Unit Testing
11 12 (9.02%) Microservices
11 12 (9.02%) OOP
12 11 (8.27%) Data Modelling
13 10 (7.52%) DevOps
13 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
13 10 (7.52%) Front End Development
13 10 (7.52%) Kanban
14 9 (6.77%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 78 (58.65%) Java
2 70 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 63 (47.37%) SQL
4 21 (15.79%) C#
5 16 (12.03%) Python
6 12 (9.02%) Scala
7 8 (6.02%) PHP
7 8 (6.02%) PL/SQL
8 7 (5.26%) Apple Swift
8 7 (5.26%) TypeScript
9 6 (4.51%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.76%) Groovy
10 5 (3.76%) Prolog
11 4 (3.01%) PHP 5
11 4 (3.01%) Ruby
12 3 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.50%) Perl
13 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.75%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) Degree
2 2 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Ansible
1 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (23.31%) Oracle
2 7 (5.26%) Apple
3 6 (4.51%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.51%) Pega
4 4 (3.01%) Google
4 4 (3.01%) Perforce
4 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.26%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.50%) Apigee
6 2 (1.50%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.50%) IBM
6 2 (1.50%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.50%) Software AG
6 2 (1.50%) webMethods
7 1 (0.75%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.75%) Informatica
7 1 (0.75%) SAP
7 1 (0.75%) Sybase
7 1 (0.75%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: 2 days ago